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Accused Worcester kidnapper found incompetent for trial

WORCESTER - A 24-year-old city man under indictment on charges of kidnapping two teenage girls as they walked to school on Apricot Street last year has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial. Fredy Cruz, of 5 Hacker St., who was indicted earlier this year on two counts each of kidnapping a c

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-19 19:21:40

Report: Fatal plane crash during 'American Made' film blamed in part on Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis film a scene for the movie 'The Mummy' in Oxford Featuring: Tom Cruise Where: Oxford, United Kingdom When: 06 Apr 2016 Credit: WENN.com The loved ones of two people who died during a plane crash while filming for "American Made" claim Tom Cruise is partially to blame

TURNTO10.COM - 2017-09-20 14:22:27

Jose downgraded to tropical storm as it brings strong winds, rain to Massachusetts

Tropical Storm Jose was just under 200 miles south of Nantucket Wednesday morning at 5 a.m. and moving northeast at a rate of eight miles per hour. It is forecast to track at least 125 miles south of Nantucket on Wednesday. Jose will primarily be felt on Cape Cod and the Islands, especially Nantuck

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 10:56:20

Court probation program celebrates recovery milestone with ice cream social

EAST BROOKFIELD - While he hit a milestone in his recovery, Joshua Stevens was careful to include a moment during his celebration to think of those still struggling with addiction. The Southbridge man completed the Intensive Probation program at Western Worcester District Court and to mark that acco

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-20 11:00:00

Affordable apartments planned for vacant Southbridge mill

SOUTHBRIDGE - A developer, only weeks after unveiling a $20 million makeover of the lobby of the Mercantile Center in Worcester, revealed a pair of ambitious projects in the former American Optical campus that he owns. Charles "Chip" Norton, Jr., president of Franklin Realty Advisors, wants to conve

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-20 02:34:32

Former Sturbridge school bus driver not guilty of DUI charge

EAST BROOKFIELD - A former Sturbridge school bus driver was found not guilty this week of a drunken driving charge from last year. Allison L. Silvestri, 51, of Southbridge, was charged by Sturbridge police with driving under the influence of alcohol and negligent driving. A jury trial in East Brookf

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-20 22:55:27

Rebecca Moran Adds Charcoal To Her Repertoire

Artist Rebecca Moran hosted a charcoal "painting" demonstration at the Silver Circle Gallery in Putnam, on Sept. 1. Pages of charcoal studies lay spread out on a table inside the gallery. There were sticks of charcoal, erasers, paper towels, and a can of workable Fixatif. Behind the table were five

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-09-20 14:09:36

Radon control assurance required for new schools

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Planning Board last Wednesday approved plans for two new schools, one set to replace McGuire Elementary School, at 55 Central Ave., and another replacing Stephen Olney Elementary, at 1378 Douglas Ave., as well as a new public safety complex, at 1835 Mineral Spring Ave. The boa

VALLEY BREEZE - 2017-09-19 23:59:59

Town Meeting will decide on wellwater issue

Selectman Jennifer Thomas during Tuesday night's meeting. Richard Price photo. The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday wrestled with pulling the plug on a Town Meeting article that seeks up to $20,000 in public money to fix an elderly Millbury Street man's water woes after he claimed the town contaminated

THEGRAFTONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 08:23:53

Town meeting to vote on fix for resident's well water

GRAFTON - An article to see whether voters want to authorize up to $20,000 to pay a connection to town water for a homeowner who claims the town's road salt contaminated his private well will be on the fall town meeting warrant, despite reservations among selectmen. The warrant for the Oct. 16 fall

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-20 04:55:17

10 Central Mass. communities receive grants for recreational trails

Several Central Massachusetts communities will benefit from recreational trail grants announced Wednesday by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced that $1.8 million in grants have been awarded to build 10 miles of trails and improve 150 miles of existin

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-20 21:02:36

SJC: Roadside sobriety tests not valid for pot

The state's highest court set limits Tuesday on conclusions that an officer can offer in court about a defendant who is suspected of driving under the influence of marijuana. In a case resulting from a traffic stop by state police in Millbury four years ago, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that off

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-20 00:55:40

Tolland council: No more budget cuts, tax increases

TOLLAND - The Town Council, which has yet to approve a budget for 2017-18, agreed Tuesday night that no additional cuts would be made to either town or education spending in this fiscal year and that the burden will have to fall on taxpayers and reserves in the town's fund balance to meet unaccounte

JOURNAL INQUIRER - 2017-09-20 17:17:00

London police arrest 2 more in subway bombing investigation

LONDON (AP) - British counterterror police have arrested two more people in relation to the London subway attack, bringing the number to five. Detectives arrested a 48-year-old man and a 30-year-old man on Wednesday under the Terrorism Act in Newport, Wales. A 25-year-old man was also arrested in Ne

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-20 09:07:23

State Trooper, Driver Hospitalized Following Wareham Crash

WAREHAM (CBS) - A New Bedford woman and a Massachusetts State Police trooper were both hospitalized Wednesday following a crash in Wareham. The trooper was parked in the center median on Route 25 near Exit 2 when a 2007 Honda Civic driven by a 25-year-old woman slammed into the cruiser just before 4

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-21 01:16:00

Jose Downgraded to Tropical Storm, Flash Flood Warnings Remain

Hurricane Jose was downgraded to a Tropical Storm overnight as the system has moved north of the Gulf Stream into cooler ocean waters. Jose has been gradually expanding and has its strongest convection and strongest winds located on the northwest side of the storm's center of circulation. Interactiv

NECN - 2017-09-20 22:02:03

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Asked to Dismiss Cases Tied to Former Drug Lab Chemist

necn A petition submitted Wednesday to the highest court in Massachusetts seeks the dismissal of every case connected to a convicted former state chemist who authorities say was high almost every day she went to work at a state drug lab for eight years. The petition was filed with the Supreme Judici

NECN - 2017-09-20 21:56:47

Federal grant awarded to expand Franklin County family drug court

GRENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)- There are 23 drug courts in Massachusetts, but the one in Greenfield is different. Since opening last year, the court has been helping families with substance use and mental health disorders. "I have had many friends that have died from drugs and alcohol," said Martha Washin

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:28:55

Bill on Beacon Hill would eliminate fossil fuels from Mass. energy mix

BOSTON - Nearly two-thirds of electricity in Massachusetts comes from natural gas, a dynamic that environmental groups and clean energy advocates said Tuesday must change soon. The Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee heard testimony on bills filed by Sen. Jamie Eldridge (S 1849) and R

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-20 19:53:45

Bradley Jr. Scores on Wild Pitch, Red Sox Edge Orioles 1-0 in 11 Innings

Jackie Bradley Jr. Jackie Bradley Jr. scored the only run of the game on a wild pitch and the Boston Red Sox edged the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 in 11 innings on Tuesday night in Baltimore. This was the second straight extra-inning game between the two clubs and the 18th extra-inning game this season fo

GOLOCALWORCESTER.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00